Will Smith confirms ceremony no-show


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Will Smith has confirmed he will be joining his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, in not attending the Oscars next month.

The Men in Black star said it would be "awkward" to attend in the light of the row about the lack of representation among this year's acting nominees.

Comedian Chris Rock is facing calls to withdraw from his role as host of this year's ceremony as the row intensifies.

Some had expected Smith, a two-time Oscar nominee, to be shortlisted again for Concussion, in which he plays a doctor investigating head injuries sustained by American football players.

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